Phil Manzanera Announces Memoir Revolución To Roxy

Legendary Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera has announced that he will release his memoir, Revolución To Roxy, through Wordzworth Publishing on March 22, 2024.

Aside from Manzanera’s impressive musical career, from the genre-defying art rock of Roxy Music, the progressive rock of Quiet Sun and 801 and his work with the likes of Asia and Yes mainstay John Wetton and David Gilmour and Pink Floyd, Revolución To Roxy also explores Manzanera’s family history in some detail.

Shop the best of Roxy Music’s discography on vinyl and more.

In a press release, Manzanera explains further, “I’ve written this memoir for my English and Colombian family, dear friends and music fans, who’ve followed my musical twists and turns for over half a century. It’s a memoir that spans my 50’s childhood in Cuba, Hawaii and Venezuela, when everything seemed in the brightest technicolor, to monochrome but very cool 60’s London and the start of a music career that continues to enrich my life.

He adds, “”Roxy Music is an important part of the story but I hope the reader will find my family history every bit as fascinating as my music adventures: I’m proud to be related to the most famous 17th century Sephardic Jewish pirate of the Caribbean, a British spy and an Italian opera musician.”

There will be a special limited edition of the book in clam shell case with 10 track CD including five non-released tracks, Bug Eyes sleep mask, Firebird V11 guitar badge. Visit the artist’s official website for further information.

During 2022, Roxy Music reunited for their first live shows since 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, which came out in 1972. The band played shows in North America before returning to the UK for concerts in Glasgow, Manchester and London. To coincide with the tour, Bryan Ferry and company released their greatest hits collection The Best Of Roxy Music on vinyl for the very first time.

Listen to the best of Roxy Music on Apple Music and Spotify.

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